Thursday’s World Juniors hockey games are going to spawn a new millionaire, and that’s no indication of any of the NHL prospects on the ice

Within four hours of opening, the 50/50 draw for today’s games had a pot of more than $ 2 million and hit $ 3 million from a 4pm puck drop

It is the latest example of Albertans used in the 50/50 hockey draw

Fans in Alberta can purchase tickets from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. MT today and every game day of the 2021 World Juniors In the eight game days that have passed so far, more than $ 2.4 million has been split between winners and Hockey Alberta Today’s Pot will be the biggest yet

On Dec. 27, a winning ticket worth 241$ 850 was split by eight employees at Lloydminster Hospital

Riley Wiwchar, the executive director of the IIHF World Junior Championship 2021, said the decision to put the 50/50 draw online was made because the COVID-19 pandemic is keeping fans away from the stands

“Usually we can raise money and leave a legacy in the province where we are hosting this event,” he said. “But no fans (means) no ticket sales. We wanted to find a way where we could leave a legacy ”

The money raised will be used for a variety of Hockey Alberta programs across the province, including community programs, coaching, and equipment purchases

“And then we’re really working on figuring out where we end up after this event to develop some new initiatives for next year,” he said

Albertans have proven more than willing to open their wallets to online 50/50 draws When tickets went on sale during the return of the NHL this year, the province broke several records and the interest was so high that it overwhelmed the system and caused delays

Wiwchar said the decision to put these draws online was partly motivated by the popularity of previous events. He said the Albertans have always been interested in 50/50 draws, breaking records in 2012 when the World Juniors last played in the Province were

Wiwchar said he was confident the infrastructure was in place to manage whether these draws hit record levels. He said Hockey Canada made sure the system was solid and at its fullest after what happened during the NHL games Capacity have

Tickets are sold for $ 5, $ 10 for $ 10, $ 60 for $ 20, or $ 200 for $ 50, respectively, and can be purchased online at hockeycanada approx

For those who cannot take part in the draw today, three more are planned for January 2, 4 and 5

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